My question is, can the Zotero folks take this up as an addition, or can we find some way to crowd-fund the continuation of Juris-M?
Is it possible to have the Juris-M features (multi-language support, additional fields, abbreviation support etc.) into a plugin? (my question is whether this is possible rather than whether it is feasible: is there a reason why Juris-M is currently a fork of Zotero rather than a plugin?)
So it appears that the problem is a Catch-22 situation: without a willing developer, there's not going to be any funding, and without funding, we can't find a developer for this.
Who are the "already active Chinese developers"?
Frank Bennett has started working on Juris-M again and is, going by his social media feed, in the process of upgrading it to Zotero 7 (sic), so reaching out to him and seeing what would help him would also be a good idea
BBT loads separate translators for sites where other translators exist already?
BBT does not load site translators, only generic import/export translators. The process to load extra site translators is the same however.